Stratasys Expands GrabCAD Ecosystem – Design Engineering
Stratasys announced that its GrabCAD software partner program has expanded to six companies. The company’s 3D printing control and preparation software allows engineers and designers to 3D print directly from a CAD application instead of exporting to an STL file.
By joining the program, software partners have access to the GrabCAD SDK package, which includes a set of application programming interfaces, documentation, and sample code so developers can program a two-way connection between Stratasys 3D printers. FDM and enterprise software applications.
According to Stratasys, its software partner program started in December with three initial partners, but has expanded to include companies like IndusIntel and Vistory. IndusIntel’s MachineScope software provides advanced transaction analysis, while Vistory’s MainChain application uses private blockchain technology to certify part integrity and traceability.
The newest addition to the program, Teton Simulation, used the GrabCAD DFAM software development kit to adapt their additive manufacturing software to the Stratasys platform. The SmartSlice app from the Laramie, Wyo-based company. will be released as a plug-in to GrabCAD Print workflow software to facilitate validation and optimization of print settings for FDM 3D printing.
Current SDKs include the GrabCAD Printer Connectivity SDK; GrabCAD DFAM SDK (expected availability later this year); and the GrabCAD PLM SDK. Stratasys has announced its intention to provide SDK support for other Stratasys 3D printing technologies in the future.